ISRO Gaganyaan Mission Scheduled To Launch In 2021


ISRO is gearing up for a lot of missions in 2020. However, the ambitious Gaganyaan mission to explore the Sun is said to take off in 2021. Union Minister Jitendra Singh confirmed during the Parliamentary session about the same. The manned Gaganyaan mission will likely launch in December 2021, two years from now.


ISRO Gaganyaan Mission Scheduled To Launch In 2021

ISRO Gaganyaan Mission

The ISRO Gaganyaan mission is the first manned mission, comprising a crew of three people. The spacecraft, crew selection, training process, and other mission-related proceedings will begin shortly. The training will be in Russia under the ISRO guidance, the press release stated.

ISRO will join hands with international agencies for the mission. The Indian Space Research Organization has immense experience with multiple launches and space missions over the years. However, other international agencies will support the mission and guide ISRO in areas where it lacks experience. Astronaut training, crew recovery, and human-centric systems are the areas where other space agencies will guide ISRO.

ISRO Gaganyaan Mission Crew Module

The statement by the union minister said that the crewed vehicle will launch on the GSLV Mk III. The design of the crew module has been completed earlier this year in May. The capsule is reportedly equipped with life support, environmental control, and emergency mission abort systems. The emergency escape can be pulled out during the first or the second stage of the mission, the report states.

There are many national and international agencies assisting ISRO in the Gaganyaan mission. The DRDO labs and the Indian Air Force are the national agencies supporting the mission. DRDO will be supplying space food, crew health monitoring systems, emergency survival kits, parachutes for a safe recovery, crew modules, and radiation measurement and protection systems.

The Defense Research and Development Organization laboratories' technological capabilities for defense applications will be customized to meet the requirements of the human space mission of ISRO said Dr. G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, Department of Defense R&D and Chairman DRDO. The Russian space agency is the one international space agency that ISRO is teaming up with. ISRO has already signed MoU with all the above agencies.

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